The Article Describe How-to Properly Set-Up the Category for the Main Applications Menu on a Linux Desktop Launcher.
The Standard is Managed by freedesktop.org Organization.
At this Time it should be the Same for All Main Linux Desktops:
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- Open for Editing File .desktop on:
- Modify or Add the “Categories” Entry (It is Case-Sensitive)
As Specified from freedesktop you Need to Set At Least One Main Category from the List of 10 Categories Enabled!
A multimedia (audio/video) application
An application for development
Network application such as a web browser
An office type application
System application, “System Tools” such as say a log viewer or network monitor
Small utility application, “Accessories”
Only the Main Categories Generates a Correspondent Application Menu Entry.
You Can Not Set a Custom Application Menu Entry just Because the Main Categories are Managed by freedesktop Standardization.